RUTHERFORD, N.J. – Despite a curveball from Mother Nature, the Felician University baseball team recently observed Breast Cancer Awareness Month with a donation of nearly $700 to Susan G. Komen in October.
Susan G. Komen is the largest nonprofit source for the fight against breast cancer, according to its website. It has invested more than $2.9 billion in research, community health outreach, advocacy, and programs in more than 60 countries since its founding in 1982.
Twice in October, Felician attempted to host a fall scrimmage against Monroe College which was to be earmarked as a Breast Cancer Awareness Day. On both occasions, however, the game was rained out.
Left to its own devices, team members solicited family, friends and classmates and held a charity intrasquad game. The Golden Falcons raised $685, a check for which a group of team representatives presented to a local Komen chapter days later.
"Our young men were undeterred in their efforts to perform a positive act," said 17th-year Felician head coach Chris Langan. "It was nice to do our small part in the search for the cure."
Felician begins its 2020 season with a five-game trip to Myrtle Beach, S.C., on Feb. 20-23.
Felician University engages more than 2,400 undergraduate, graduate, and adult students through programs in Arts & Sciences, Business, Nursing, and Education. Universal Franciscan values of respect, social justice, and compassion form an inclusive foundation for transforming the lives of tomorrow's leaders. Felician University was ranked 3rd-best return on investment for private colleges in New Jersey in 2018 by the PayScale.com College ROI Report and is ranked the No. 1 safest college campus in the state by niche.com. Felician University also sponsors 14 varsity intercollegiate sports that compete at the NCAA Division II level. To learn more about Felician University please visit www.felician.edu.